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Electrical problem? computer problem? ignition problem?

Car starts poorly, sputters. When turning key in ignition, trunk and gas cap cover open automatically (without buttons being pushed).

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  • djace Jul 14, 2008

    I have the 98 deville, it takes 3 to 5 cranks to fire it up, fuel pump PROBLEMS. Thanks ACE !

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    1. On my 1998 cadillac Deville deshboard I do not get temp hot, temp cold, range and gallon light.

    2. A/C will not start and the fan will not come up.

    3. My window will not go up or Down.

    4. Doors will not open with report key.

    Can you discribe me my problem and solution.

  • apr5866 Feb 09, 2009

    car will only start in neutral



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